Liar, Rellik and Dr Forster: The dramas that unfolded this week!

A series round up once again. We close the curtains on Dr Forster! You have made our Tuesday nights entertaining, but we bid you farewell! See you for series 3 (hopefully)…

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Liar (episode 4 on Monday 2nd October):

This episode showed us bits and pieces – unnerving things about previous occurrences. Little snippets that made us hate Andrew.

I am not sure about Andrew. He puts his nice face on at work, but is out of control when he is off shift. Breaking into houses, planting evidence, drugging a female police officer… a side to a surgeon that you don’t ever want to be see and hope is true! His audacity to sue her over ruining his reputation shows how he feels he has gotten away with it.

I liked the little potential love story in it between Laura and the man she met at the hotel – that you may be able to recover from something horrifying and abusive. It gives women  (and men, sadly) some hope that it will get better.

Star Rating: 4 stars!

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Rellik (episode 4 on Monday 2nd October):

If you are still watching Rellik, then I applaud you! It takes time to get your head around it, but you are half way. Two more episodes then you can give your brain a rest!

I have been waiting to see what he looked like before the attack and we eventually did. He looked normal, relaxed and calm and he is so different now. He is now dysfunctional, scary and revenge hungry and I don’t blame him!

An episode that is still losing its popularity compared to Lair, its rival show on ITV.

A backwards plot that leaves fans answering their own questions by the end of the episode, taking away any suspense and excitement that watchers expect when watching a “thriller”.

Star Rating; 3 stars!

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Dr Forster (episode finale on Tuesday 3rd October):

An episode that in my opinion went a little bit too far. A plot concerning two parents , in a rut, with a child in the middle – confused and sad. You could see it throughout the episode – the pain of not having a family that stands by one another and what it does to you.

There were moments where I thought she could “finish him off early”. She had an opportunity to hit him with her car and even gave him drugs to let him do it himself. But even with her hard cased character, she still loved him. The thought of him doing harm would be too much to bear and haunt her.

The episode was so dramatically farfetched, that it left us all broken with an outcome that every parent would dread. A moment where everything you fort over is gone. Yes, I thought Tom was hit by the car where he had watched his dad give up. I don’t know if him leaving was any better – at least you would know where he is and he was happy, you know?

A series that has come to a sad end, but has potential for a third – maybe Simon will get his life together or Tom will turn up. We hope so.

A series well worth your time!

Series Star Rating: 4 stars

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Final Note

Have you picked a side on Liar yet?

Have you been watching Rellik?

Did you enjoy the Dr Forster finale as much as I did?

 

Thats all from me! 

Until the next review…

 

Bye guys! 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Series Recap of the week! What did I miss?

A little look at the series that were on earlier this week! I have not given much away (well I hope) so you can watch them now and experience the same excitement and drama.

Killer: Episode 3 (BBC 1 on Monday 25th Sept at 9pm)

A twisted episode with the murder and relationship that was very close to home. It all got a little uncomfortable. A closing  cliffhanger scene also left us desperate for more and scared for Gabriel’s well-being.

The series is getting more complicated by the episode. It takes total concentration to remember the plot and the going back in time aspect is not everyones thing.

Still worth a watch though! 

Star rating: 3 stars!

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Liar: Episode 3 (ITV 1 on Monday 25th Sept at 9pm)

The episode was like a game of table tennis. Just when we thought we were winning and you knew who it was, you were suddenly hit by a fastball. Little details that add to the plot (slowly)  but give us no real clue about what happened.

I don’t know how you feel about the characters, but I was especially shocked to by the closing scene – I felt like saying “We got you!”. The truth is, we have been on tenterhooks during the series and have supported both parties at some point.

We will get to the final episode and then ask ourselves “why did we not see it?” Because all of a sudden it will become really obvious. 

Great engaging episode! 

Star rating: 4 stars!

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Dr Forster: Episode 4 (BBC 1 on Tuesday 26th at 9pm)

This episode showed the aftermath  of the guilty party who got what he deserved. Just when you thought it was going good, it went up a notch. It was so satisfying to watch and drama was written all over.  

We have made it to the finale next Tuesday and everything is going to come down to this. Will all the efforts be worth it in the end?

Star Rating: 4 stars!

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Finally…

What a week of series! There is more drama in these shows than an episode of Eastenders!

Did you like the episodes? If so, than let me know 🙂

 

Well that is all from me. Until the next review…

Bye guys 🙂

 

Weekly review: A brief review of the latest series to catch up on!

Three series with their own little review. If you are wondering what to watch or have lost track of the array of shows you have started, than this should help.

Series included in this review include Rellik, Liar and Dr Forster.  As some of you would be aware, Strike: Silkworm (J K Rowling book based series) had its final episode last week and it was good! It is still on Iplayer if you are interested..

Rellik (episode 2):

The episode was hard to follow, much like last weeks. There is only so much back tracking that you can take before your minds are boggled and you completely forget what has happened. It is a nice idea and the plot is definitely captivating, but it is just a little bit too complicated. I’m sure that by the end of Rellik, it will make sense  – all the lose ends will be tied up and you can see it in normal time, but honestly, I don’t think viewers will wait that long.

There is a growing, unanimous opinion from viewers that it is unwatchable and they have favoured other series like Liar or Dr Forster. I agree.

Star Rating: 2 stars

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Liar (episode 2):

A series that gets more tense as the episodes progress. A tin of worms was thrown into the case – a trending social media post, a new insight into Andrews wife death, a text from unknown…

We also had a brief encounter from Dennis Walters in the previous episode – “She has lied about something like this”… as if it is not the first and Andrew is her next victim. She seems like a lovely character, however we only know that she is a teacher. Nothing about her history prior to that night. She may be a little more surprising than we think!

The episode was tense and made us wonder… are there things that they are not telling us?  I just feel like watching more… excited to find out what will happen next. A week is far too long to wait!

Star Rating: 4 stars!

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Dr Forster on BBC 1:

Episode 3 showed on Tuesday 19th September

Dr Forster was back to her tricks and had a few things up her sleeve. With everything that was going on with her son, it was a chance to patch things up with her Simon, or was it?

A few things led to another and the family went into crisis. A confused and upset son, a lonely and desperate mother and a father trying to move on with his new, slightly controversial and partially undeserved life. What else would you want to watch with this much drama??

This was a very exciting episode. So much was going on and there were very raunchy scenes. There was definitely no holding back by Gemma but it’s no scene for sensitive eyes….

Star Rating: 4 stars

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Have Your Say

What did you think of the episodes?

 

 

 

When you see you child and family slipping away from you, would you fight or give up? The Replacement ends with a gripping outcome! (Spoiler Alert)

Ellen wanted to finish this feud and save her child in this psychotic ending to a tense drama…. and boy did she!

The plot

We ended the last episode with Paula and Ellen having a heated discussion in her house after the dinner party. Paula and Ellen were left alone…

Paula was all tense and reluctantly showed Ellen her daughter’s room, where she found out that Paula’s daughter died two years ago in a car accident. She was angry as Ellen had not given her any apology, which was understandable under the circumstances.

She pretends that Caris is alive so she does not have to tell people. She was still struck with grief and Ellen emailed the police, telling them about her. Of course Paula was late for work the next day, slightly upset and her work colleagues blamed Ellen. Paula convided in one of her colleagues, followed by Ellen’s boss, who gave Ellen a worrying stare.

Kay killed herself as she thought that her best friend, Ellen was having an affair with Paula. This is what Paula told her boss, David. David was sick of the way Ellen pushed people to the ground, like she did to Paula. Did she really die because of this?

Paula seemed to be ruining Ellen’s life…. messing up her references, lying to her boss about her!

Ellen had been applying to other jobs, and Paula had apparently been spiking her references, so she could not get a job! 

Later that week, David, her ex boss, sent Ellen flowers and an invitation to the library, which she helped to create. It would be unprofessional to not have Paula there, but David agreed to make sure she kept her distance.

Paula was ruining everything… Ellen went upstairs to see her and while standing over the stairs, Paula fell on purpose and threw herself down the stairs. Ellen did not push her! Ian, Ellens husband did not believe her and no longer trusted her with their child. She needed supervision.

Paula was buttering up Ellen’s husband, Ian….  she also gave her well known baby tips which he fell for – so he trusted Paula more than Ellen. She was losing her husband and her child… she was losing her husband to Paula who had more of his trust.

Ellen now had a reason to get her back…

The Sad Truth

Everyone was against Ellen, even David, Ian and she was losing her way. She had done nothing wrong, however she was driven to this state of panic and ill health.

She needed to see Lia, and went to his house to find he was not there, but to find that he was with Paula. She was holding him in the air and had him on her lap.  She wanted Lia for herself as she lost her own.

Ellen found out that Georgia was involved in the hit and run that killed her daughter.

Ellen’s husband, Ian looked away from the baby, leaving her on the windowsill for a short period of time. When he saw that Lia was gone, he panicked, calling for “Ellen, Ellen” and proceeded to call Ellen to bring her back.

Paula took her. Ellen was called to where Paula’s daughter had died. Paula admitted to killing Kay as she would not shut up about Caris!

Paula would not give Ellen Lia unless she negotiated something… it was bribery. She wanted her to fight for Lia and Paula gave her pills to take. She took them for her child and Ellen collapsed.

Paula shut her in the garage and left her for dead. She blocked the doors and Ellen struggled to get out. Her vision was blurred as she tried to smash through the windows to get her daughter.  She found a way out to find her daughter unattended. She was not dead… such a relief.

Paula arrived with the police a few mins later, and Paula was arrested of child abduction. Ian apologised for not being on her side and wished for another chance. After everything he did – keeping her for her child, Ian got what he deserved and was only able to see her  on weekends. He should not have trusted her.

She was right all along and she was not crazy after all. I just hope that Paula went down for murdering Kay. It would be a shame if she didn’t.

Final Thoughts

It got sinister and at times, I felt that the battle was over for Ellen. She was faced with supervised visits, a broken down relationship with Ian and a near death experience in a car. But she came through it all for her child.

Is that what Paula wanted? Did she want Ellen to fight for her child and escape for her wellbeing? If so, than she did it in a worrying and over exaggerated way.

Of course the ending was in Ellen’s favour – she was right all along when no one else believed her, not even her husband, who begged to have another chance. She was not the crazy one and was much happier as she held her child with no officials or judgement.

I am however puzzled…. how Ellen got out the car was a bit odd, as she seemed to know a lot about batteries and cleverly used the airbag to start the car. Another criticism was that the ending seemed to jump very quickly from scene to scene and did not finish in the most satisfying way.

Overall it was a gripping, non stop and unpredictable series. We saw tears, deaths, horrible truths and long stares, yet we could still not predict what Paula was going to do. It kept me on my toes and the series is definitely worth watching (even if you have already seen in once). I just wish the ending was better….

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The Replacement S1 E2: Ellen’s pursuit in investigating Paula has attracted the wrong attention. Is Ellen wrong to interject or is she right about her after all?

The thriller continued in the second episode. Ellen was still pursuing Paula and decided to get more involved in finding out her intent. She started to get more and more suspicious and this was attracting the attention of her family and psychiatrist husband.

She was not intimidated or scared of Paula, but should she be?

The Plot

“So that’s it she jumped?” She wanted justice and wanted her to go down for the crime, yet she had no proof that Paula did it.

Ellen’s husband said that is was suicide and “wanted it to be all about us”. This was another thing to think about after giving birth to her newborn baby.

Paula turned up one day with flowers – trying to butter her up? She tried to be supportive and asked questions like “why did she call you?” as if she did not know what was going on. She also offered some motherly advice, which they did not appreciate.

Kay’s husband did not know why Kay jumped (or fell?) and confirmed that she was upset by an interference with someone, but who was it?  She suggested that someone else was on the roof and tried to plant the idea.

Paula read the remembrance at Kay’s funeral and it was emotional. They went back a long way. She broke down half way through and Paula came up to finish. She said a few words like she knew Kay well.

Ellen bonded with her daughter by investigating whether she was with her husband, Keiran that night. It was a bit of spy work. Ellen was at a sleepover that night apparently according to her husband. But what was all he said…

Ellen went back into work one day and it was all normal. No one stopped straight away to see her, expect her boss when he looked up from his paperwork. They did not want to put her under any pressure to be there  too early and told her to “sleep on it”.

Ellen found Paula’s daughter on Facebook and messaged her, obviously hoping to find something out that they were not telling her. They messaged each other, but what she did not know was that Paula was behind the messages. So where is her daughter? and does she have one?

Ellen asked to see Kay’s phone and slightly upset her husband. Ellen asked questions about a potential affair and then she leaves. Paula walked around the corner and stared at the car as she drove away. She knew that she was suspicious and could start playing dirty back. She found a number in her phone and a name of “Georgia” who worked for a architectural company. Kay contacted her about a project but they never followed her up on it. She wanted to carry it on…

She wanted to get to know Paula and that could then uncover more of her tendencies. She met Paula’s daughter who seemed normal. And not soon after, she bought her baby into work  everyone loved her and Paula held her for a bit too long. She seemed tense and said how she would love to start again – maybe it was jealousy? either way it was odd.

To her surprise, She was offered a promotion to replace Kay and it was a chance to start a fresh.

Ellen felt a bit left out and left the office, under the watchful eye of Paula. She left for the meeting and Paula found out where she was going. She recognised the workplace from her CV and Paula called and warned Georgia. Georgia then left and told Ellen to stop harassing her.

Ellen left her child in the car, and Paula took a photo of her unattended baby! As leverage or bribery or just for looking? Something was off…

Paula showed the photos to the police and lied about the timescales. She made it out that Ellen left her baby for 10 minutes…. He advised that she talked about the way she felt and did not mention ANY of her theories about Paula. She talked to the psychiatrists who then made a report and a support pack for her.

She visited Paula’s house to find that her daughter was at a sleepover… she was never around?  After a tense conversation and some sneaky eye movements from Paula, their husbands left and they both were left alone.

She confronted her about her intentions – she knew about the photos she took and told her that she had reasons to kill Kay. Paula never showed off her daughter and that’s not what a proud mother does. Where was her daughter?

The episode ended on a cliffhanger with Paula saying ” OK, you win”….    

Final Thoughts

The episode was tense and hands on and showed us a more suspicious and creepy side to Paula.

After giving birth to her child, Ellen is still quite delicate and needs to ease herself back in slowly. Ellen is taking it in her stride and is sticking to her views and suspicions. This is a dangerous move as everyone else around her sees something else – a nice women with no bad intentions. Ellen is coming across as slightly crazy and unstable, which works in Paula’s favour.

I am worried that Paula now is in too deep and will be in the firing line. This will threaten her work, personal life and her relationships with people. The question is ….. is it all worth it??

We will find out in the last episode next week! Exciting!

Let me know what you think of the review and the episode!

Bye guys 🙂